The Soundtrack of My Life is not made up of #1s

The songs you love the most, the soundtrack of your life–almost none of them were #1 on the Billboard charts. And the same goes for the books that changed the way you see the world or the lessons that have transformed your life.” –Seth Godin

I can’t think of anyone that I’ve met–who had depth–whose life, mindset and personal philosophy was or is made up of ‘what’s popular.’ I have met many whose shape was formed by a veneer of fads, pop culture, and mindlessness… where the loudest voice or the most graphic image is what determined their opinion (which is in fact not theirs, but one they’ve been led to). Those people are a facade… a Potemkin Villager.

Real people–those I appreciate most–dig inside and determine what things mean. They seek value. And if they determine it–the thing–has no inside, they move on to what and who does. They don’t accept the predigested pap doled out by publishers, the media and entertainment industries that feed those who live in the shallows of what they think is life. Those that are in knee-deep and no deeper aren’t my people, not my tribe. Mine are the ones who move offshore, surf the big waves and choose to dive to find treasure.

The Soundtrack of My Life is not made up of #1s -- by Dennis Lowery

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